Something New

I'm going back to work next month.  I'm hoping that my schedule will allow me to leave a bit earlier in the day than I used to, spend time with V, and then finish up my work for the day after she's gone to bed.  One serious issue with this plan was lugging my massive laptop back and forth every day.  So not appealing.  Imagine my excitement when I was notified yesterday that I could access firm materials on an iPad!  I ended up buying one today.  I think it will be a big help....more

Peep Fest

Busy, busy weekend around here.  A regular peep fest you might say.These peeps were on super sale at Target:As you can see, we bought a ton.And these peeps were at Tractor Supply:...more

No Spring Chicken

I'm no spring chicken when it comes to knitting.  I've been doing it for a lot of years and especially a lot (read: non-stop) for the past 6 years.  So, one might think that I don't make many mistakes.  But one would be WRONG.I was plugging along on my stealth knitting project and thought I'd take a partial picture of it to tease you on the blog.  When I did, I found this:...more

Ladies, its okay to fake it!

Many dollmakers like to design dolls with curly, straight or frizzly locks. Doll wigs and doll hair can be expensive and the choice of hair styles is limited.So, ladies ...take a trip to the infamous dollar store, you know that place, where one can find everything from size 42 ladies panties to 10 pounds of stale cookies for just a dollar!...more

How to Throw an Arm Knitting Party

Arm knitting is super simple, and produces a scarf in less than 30 minutes! It's DIY-accessible; you don't need any knitting needles; it's also really fun. And hey, what's fun for one person is a blast for a bunch, right? So grab some yarn and call your pals—it's time for a play date with a purpose. It's time, my friends, for an arm knitting party! Here's the scoop ...more
This is looks like a lot of fun!  I miss the days seeing you on Knitty Gritty.  I'll definitely ...more

Olympic Wrap-Up

The Olympics Make Me Cry

I love, Love, LOVE watching the Olympics.  I look forward to them and love rooting for the U.S.  And also for anyone else who is winning.  And also for anyone who is losing.  But the Olympics make me cry....more

So there's this house, see...

.and I am here hanging out.First wash and dryer loads were done successfully today.YAY! That marked a step in the right direction. It was as if I kind of said this is my house, and I am here. It was kind of a liberating thing.The only weird part is when you are used to old stuff and noises and now you have new equipment and noises and you realize how behind the times**kind of**you are.Plus the fact that I never really paid attention to noises because they were pretty much the same....more

A Perfectly Cold Day

Today it's cold.  Again.  Really cold. 18 degrees.  Actually, around here, lately, that's warm....more

WIP Wednesday

Finished my Sunset With Lily scarf just in time! I love how it turned out. It has an awesome drape! Pardon my mismatched outfit. I was too excited to change tops! (And I want the Gold!)Here’s an artsy-fartsy pic without my face in it:...more